"Optics in the Quantum World"
Including ZEISS Research Award Ceremony
What's the ZEISS Symposium about?
The ZEISS Symposium is held every two years following the same format. It is intended as a platform for optics experts to identify trends and research requirements in this field. The results are published in a series of additional white papers.
The first ZEISS Symposium “Optics in the Digital World” was held in 2016 and networked around 200 international scientists and leading industry representatives. The next Symposium will be about "Optics in the Quantum World".
ZEISS Symposium "Optics in the Quantum World"
18 April 2018
Quantum effects are in use since the 20th century and have led to market shaping innovations like semiconductor electronics and lasers. In the 21st century, quantum technology developments focus on the controlled quantum state of individual or coupled systems. While this quantum technology is still in the research stage, it offers an enormous potential and a number of initiatives worldwide have been formed to foster the technology and its commercial potential.
Some QT technologies might prove to be of particular importance in optics and will be in the focus of our symposium: Quantum computers are currently under fierce development and can be of considerable interest in the fields of Pattern recognition, machine learning and optimization problems. Quantum Simulation offers opportunities in the development of materials. Quantum sensors and metrology uses quantum effects to measure physical parameters with highest accuracy and allows reliable and robust measurements with direct reference to fundamental standards. Quantum-Enhanced Imaging uses the quantum properties of the light to improve the optical image or to achieve new imaging modalities allowing e.g. to beat both the shot noise limit and the resolution limit.
The focus of this topical meeting is on the interrelation of the emerging applications and technologies. The meeting will be organized in a manner to allow intensive discussions and a fruitful exchange of ideas with a single keynote session and subsequent workshop-style presentations and discussions compiling whitepapers on the research needs of the addressed topics. The results are the basis for a panel discussion of high ranking representatives of industry and academia working out the focus fields with need for joint action.
Specialized in scope and restricted in number of participants the topical meeting organized in the heartland of Germany’s optics industry will give you the opportunity to easily establish contacts and to initiate new research collaborations and business relations.
University of Science and Technology of China
University of Stuttgart
Institut d‘Optique Palaiseau
Quantum Sensors and Metrology
e.g. quantum entanglement and applications like magnetometers, atomic clocks, quantum lithography and quantum enhanced imaging
Quantum Computing and Simulation
e.g. general purpose quantum computers, quantum error correction, quantum algorithms
e.g. quantum repeaters, quantum cryptography, encoding mechanisms
Chair of Program Committee
Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany
IBM Research, Switzerland
Ecole Normale Supérieure, France
University of Ulm, Germany
Toshiba, United Kingdom
University of Stuttgart, Germany
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany
A panel discussion will round off the ZEISS Symposium. After the presentation of the findings of the technical sessions the identified trends, technology gaps, challenges and needed actions will be addressed during this panel discussion with CEOs and keynote speakers.
17 April 2018
18 April 2018
Symposium with various Keynotes, Workshops, Panel Discussion
||ZEISS Research Award Ceremony
19 April 2018
|Morning/Afternoon||European Quantum Technologies Community Meeting
ZEISS Research Award Ceremony
The ZEISS Research Award honors outstanding achievements in international research.
Prize money to the value of EUR 40,000 has been allocated to it.
The ZEISS Research Award was conferred for the first time in 2016.
International scientists from the fields of optics and photonics but also general physics nominate possible prizewinners. An illustrious, international jury (see aside) then determines the winner.
The ZEISS Research Award carries on the idea of the Carl Zeiss Research Award that used to be presented by the Ernst Abbe Fund in the Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany.
From 1990 until 2013, the Carl Zeiss Research Award, which was worth EUR 25,000, was conferred on many renowned research scientists in the field of optics. It has identified groundbreaking research findings by many scientists, some of whom went on to win the Nobel Prize.
Since 2016, the Ernst Abbe Fund has presented the Carl Zeiss Award for Young Researchers that honors the work of excellent, emerging young scientists in the fields of optics and photonics.
Following the topical workshops at the ZEISS Symposium, the winners will receive their awards during an official ceremony. The Symposium participants are invited to attend the main event and the subsequent networking dinner.
Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany
University of Lund, Sweden
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena, Germany
Institut d‘Optique Palaiseau, France
Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany
|What?||ZEISS Symposium 2018
"Optics in the Quantum World"
|When?||18 April 2018|
|Where?||ZEISS Forum Oberkochen
73447 Oberkochen, Germany
"Optics in the Digital World"
23 June 2016
Around 200 international experts discussed trends in optics and photonics at the ZEISS Symposium 'Optics in the Digital World.' The keynote speakers were Laura Waller from the University of California, Berkeley, Ingmar Posner from Oxford University and David Bohn from Microsoft. All three outlined the requirements to be met in the future by research.